Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Norma T. Polsfuss Reimann

Today's obituary is from my mother's side of the family and down the line to the Polfuss surname. Norma T. (Polsfuss) Reimann (1904-1989) was my great grand aunt, the sister of my great grand mother Alma (Polsfuss) Schauer (1895-1977). They were the daughters of Gottlieb (~1860-1939) and Hulda (Schulke) Polsfuss (~1866-1946). Unfortunately, I have no photos of Norma scanned at the moment to post with this obituary.

This obituary is from the May 8, 1989 edition of the Wisconsin State Journal page 6A. I added the material in the brackets the clarify. There is also some question on the number of siblings, my notes have 8 children for Gottlieb and Hulda. She had 3 sisters and 4 brothers, but one brother died only a day old and a sister died around age 16 or 17, so they may have been omitted from the obituary by its author. I don't have dates of death for her oldest sister Ella (born 1888) and her youngest brother William Palfuss (born 1901). Her oldest sister Ella died in 1964, so according to my notes she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ella, Ida and Alma.
Reimann, Norma T.
MADISON — Norma T. Reimann, age 85, of 4806 Regent Street, Madison, died on Saturday, May 6, 1989, at her home. She was born on January 26, 1904, In Newton township, [Marquette County, Wisconsin] the daughter of Gottlieb and Hulda Polsfuss. She married Conrad Reimann on June 29, 1924, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Newton. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Madison for many years where she had been active in several of its organizations until the time of her death. Survivors include: Melvin (Carol Jean) Reimann of Madison; a daughter-in-law, Lois Reimann of Madison; and three grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by: her son, Marvin Reimann in 1984; three brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1201 [sic (should be 1021)] Spaight Street, at 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 9, 1989. Reverend David Susan will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Monday, May 8, 1989, at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

The above obituary is from the Wisconsin State Journal, May 8, 1989. It was probably written by a member of the Reimann family and not the newspaper itself. I'm publishing it here for educational and genealogical purposes.

Updated to reflect that I found the year of death for Ella (Polsfuss) Muehrer.